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Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

I had rather be fishing

41 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Kentucky House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, Sleeps 6

2000 square foot private Kentucky Lake front home. Beautiful views

of Jonathan Creek bay from every room. Great kitchen with grainte countertops. Twenty by thirty-five foot great

room with floor to ceiling windows facing the lake and wood burning

fireplace for chilly nights. Deck and screened porch facing lake. Satellite internet. Sits on approximately 3 1/2 acres plus TVA land. Great for families, duck hunters, fishermen, etc. For additional pictures visit our facebook page 'I had rather be fishing' and click on photos. If I do not respond within 12 hours, your message may not have reached me. If I do not respond quickly or if you prefer not to book through the website, you may reach me directly through

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Melinda (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Melinda

I grew up in Mayfield KY about 20 miles from the lake. I now liv n St Louis MO and I am a lawyer. We built this house so that we could visit our aging parents without the hassle of packing and unpacking all of the time. The house was built for us, not as an income property so it has many touches that other rental houses do not have - huge fireplace, oversized windows overlooking the lake, high end appliances, high ceilings, tall doors,maple and cherry floors in the bedrooms, cherry handrails, large yard (3+ acres) etc. After 3 of our parents died we no longer came to the lake as often but could not bear to sell the house where we had spent so much quality time and where our grandchildren had made so many memories. We decided to rent our house through Homeaway so that others could have great memories there as well.

Melinda purchased this house in 1998

Why Melinda chose Kentucky

Since we live in a large city, we wanted a place that was away from the hustle and bustle. We found that here. The house sits on 3 acres plus TVA land. We have deer and other wildlife everywhere. At night the stars are very bright and unobstructed by light pollution. You hear the sounds of nature instead of the rumble of cars.

What makes this house unique

We love that you can see the lake from every room of the house. Even the bathrooms have views of the woods. Sitting on the deck at night with a fire or watching the moon rise over the lake is a priceless treat. Kids can play in the woods or yard and you do not have to worry about them. It is just a good place to be..


based on 41 traveler reviews

I had rather be fishing
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 41 reviews

great place

  • 5 of 5

the house was in perfect shape and well taken care of. the veiws are stunning with the entire back of the house being all windows the veiw of the lake is great. the boat dock is a great place to hang out and have a fire at dusk. very peaceful and private. The back deck is a nice place to have a cook out for dinner or lunch. And the sat light tv came in handy when them uninspecting storms come.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We love the lake house and are glad that others appreciate it as well. The only problem - we are renting it so much that we hardly get to use it ourselves anymore!
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Best home ever rented

  • 5 of 5

We rented a lake home just to get away and relax. This was the place to be. We have stayed in over 40 homes, but none compares to this. From the luxury beds complete with beautiful quilts to the fully stocked kitchen the home is fabulous. Fish from the dock, grill and even listen to the owls at night, you won't want to leave. Indyed

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can I say? Thank you. We love it too.
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Awesome Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Savvy travelers know that it's fairly rare to discover that the destination exceeds the brochure. Most often advertisements misrepresent the offering. However, that is not the case here.

Our group found the home to be spacious, well appointed and an excellent choice for a weekend get away. It features large rooms with high ceilings, attractive - comfortable furnishings, excellent bedding, plenty of large windows which allowed for natural light to pour in throughout the home, not to mention spectacular lake views from just about anywhere in the house. We enjoyed the stone fireplace and the ample supply of seasoned hardwood. The large jacuzzi tub in the master bath was also a treat. Well stocked cabinets full of fresh towels and linens provided us with a "make you feel special" touch. Meals were prepared in the beautiful kitchen area and served in the dining area or out on the deck overlooking the wooded grounds and the lake. Morning coffee was enjoyed by all in the screened in porch while the surrounding woods came to life in the early morning hours each day.

As our stay progressed it became clear to each of us that much thought and effort has gone into all the little things that really make for an enjoyable, hassle free stay.

If you are considering a trip to Kentucky Lake for a family outing or a romantic can't go wrong here. Book it!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We LOVE hearing that our guests enjoyed their stay. We think the lake house is special anytime of the year but spring is a fun time to watch nature coming back to life. We were this weekend and got to see bald eagles fishing on the shoreline. Thank you for the good words.
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Quiet and Restful

  • 5 of 5

Very nice spot on the lake. We have been coming to Ky Lake for 30 years. Tried resorts, motels, and campgrounds and this property was better than all the others. Will stay here again. The sunrises are quite spectacular this time of year. Very quiet and no noise which we really liked. The home was truly as described and ready for us when we arrived. Lots of space and wonderful views of the lake.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love our time at the lake during any season. We are glad you enjoyed your time there too.
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Wonderful -- can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house that is outfitted with everything you need. My husband and I took a much-needed long weekend away from the kids and just spent the cold weekend in front of the great fireplace. Plenty of firewood, a great TV and sound system, comfy beds...all made for a relaxing few days of doing nothing! Also an easy drive into Murray for restaurants, movies, grocery, etc. if you want them. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your weekend. Winter is a great time at the lake. The big windows in the greatroom let in lots of natural light to chase away winter blues and the fireplace makes everything cozy. We hope to have you as guests again.
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Georgetown., KY

Great retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay here. Very nice, well-appointed accommodations, very clean, and a very nice view.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Fall is a great time for viewing wildlife. The pelicans have been migrating and landing in Jonathan Creek. The weather usually cooperates. Now if the Corps of Engineers would just leave the water at summer pool through October, it would be absolute heaven.
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Paducah KY
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Murray KY
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Kenlake Resort
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Car: necessary

Very private area. Great for getting away from it all. Sleep in the

hammock on the dock. Float in the lake and sun or, if you bring your boat, enjoy boating and tubing/skiing on Jonathan Creek. Fall color is gorgeous. This house is surrounded by woods and is not in a subdivision. Paddle boat available for tenant use.

Other Activities: Boating/fishing (guides available nearby)/ hiking TVA lands around the house and Land Between the Lakes.

Golf: Many golf curses available nearby. Ky Dam golf course is a well maintained 18 hole course. Kenlake has a very nice 9 hole course. Miller Golf Course is operated by Murray State University and is excellent. There are many others available in the area.


Rates & Availability

Kentucky Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
late spring
May 27 2016 - Jun 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2016 - Aug 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
late Summer
Aug 19 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
winter 2016-17
Oct 24 2016 - Mar 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 5.0%

$300 deposit is due at booking. Rental fee is due 15 days before arrival. Refund is subject to re-rental of your dates.

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Kentucky House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Master bath has jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Second bath has a shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Master bedroom with king sized memory foam bed and private bath with Jacuzzi. Deck from both the master bedroom and great room overlooking lake. Second bedroom with king sized bed, bath and screened porch. Third bedroom upstairs with King sized memory foam bed and half bath. Tile and hardwood floors throughout. Soaring ceilings and skylights. Private boat dock with deck,half under roof,and 100 foot fishing pier.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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